Window Installation Apprenticeable, Asks Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship is
seeking to determine if the occupation of "window installer" is
an occupation that can be learned through the apprenticeship system
"We routinely collect industry feedback when someone (typically
an employer-in this case, an association and/or an apprenticeship
field rep) wants to have an occupation recognized nationally as
officially 'apprenticeable,' as per U.S. Department of Labor protocols,"
explains Kenneth Lemberg with the DOL. "We want to make sure that
the proposed training and development program accurately reflects
industry demand for a skilled workforce."
According to information from Lemberg, an apprenticeable occupation
possesses all the following characteristics as stated in Title 29
CFR Part 29.4, Criteria for Apprenticeable Occupations:
a) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a structured,
systematic program of on-the-job supervised training;
b) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout
c) It involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge
that require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job work experience;
d) It requires related instruction to supplement the on-the-job
Lemberg says that if DOL decides that this occupation is apprenticeable,
seeking or offering an apprenticeship would be entirely voluntary.
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